a skirt. And the skirt had to be ankle length, no knee length skirts to spend the day in, and heaven forbid if the skirt was thigh high. Big no. We could maybe get away with wearing a lower calf length skirt or dress, but for the most part only the younger girls could wear that 'short' of a skirt. And no, my parents are super ultra conservative, it was apart of the culture of where I grew up: Papua New Guinea. [This may or may not be something you know about me ... you can read more about where I grew up here if you like.] Anyhow, like I said, it was part of the culture. Women wore long skirts and men wore pants. And truly, I didn't mind one bit. I liked wearing dresses and skirts and became quite skilled at running, jumping, playing sports, riding a bike, and doing just about anything else one would want to do, modestly, in a skirt. Even tubing and swimming, granted, we did wear shorts underneath the skirt when we went tubing or swimming in the river.
One might think that after being required to and only having the option of wearing long skirts for years and years of my life that I would never want to wear another one again now that I don't have to. But that is not the case. I still love wearing skirts and in the summer I prefer them to shorts. One hundred times over. After I moved back to the states I noticed when I would be out shopping that it was so hard, if not impossible to find a long skirt, let alone a cute long skirt. Sure the knee length ones were cute and I liked them [and still do] and they worked, but ankle length skirts were always on my radar and will always be my favorite. Every Spring and Summer when I would look at the new clothes lines coming out I'd always look at the skirts, and always be disappointed by how short they all were. Until last summer ... when all of the sudden longer skirts were popping up everywhere, and for a reasonable price. And as Spring and Summer are quickly approaching this year I have seen even more longer skirts showing up in the stores and online [as let's be real, I hardly ever actually get out to an actual store these days].
So now I am faced with a problem: I want all of the skirts. I've seen so many cute ones and I need some more. One for each day of the week, preferably. And then a few extras to make it look like I don't wear the same clothes on repeat. Sure they may go out of style in a year or two [or maybe they already are?], but I don't care one little bit. I love them so. And so I sit here and look at all of the skirts that need to make their way into my closet and dream about the soon to be warm days where I can actually wear them again.
Oh, how I love a good long [maxi] skirt. Do you have a favorite type of clothing? Does it change depending on season?